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Amy Dilday

Amy Dilday
721 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
(727) 898-7210
Paralegal: April Bogert

Areas of Practice:

  • Appellate Practic
  • Commercial Litigation


  • Stetson University, College of Law, Gulfport, Florida, Juris Doctor: May 2005, Cum
  • Truman University, Kirksville, Missouri: M.A. in Speech and Language Pathology.
  • Truman University, Kirksville, Missouri: B.S. in Speech and Language Pathology.
    Summa Cum Laude.

Bar Admissions:

Court Admissions:

  • Florida – all courts
  • United States District Court – Middle District
  • United States District Court – Northern District
  • United States Court of Appeals – Eleventh Circuit

Practice Experience

  • Practices primarily in the area of appellate law and has successfully researched, written,
    and argued state and federal appellate court briefs, substantive trial motions, and
  • Has litigated in every Florida district court of appeal, the Supreme Court of Florida, and
    the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Civil litigation in the areas of commercial litigation, professional liability defense,
    medical malpractice, and long-term care defense.

Representative Cases

  • Served as appellate counsel in litigation, drafting summary judgment motions on behalf
    of client that lead to successful settlement negotiations and the dismissal of the case.
  • Represented client in an appeal securing the affirmance of summary judgment in the
    client’s favor in hotly-contested litigation in both the state and federal appellate courts
    regarding issues of joint venture, statutory compliance, and constitutional law.
  • Served as primary appellate counsel in multiple appeals that overturned trial court rulings
    denying the clients’ motions to enforce their arbitration agreements.
  • Served as counsel in both the trial courts and appellate courts, successfully defending against claims for punitive damages.
  • Served as appellate counsel in the trial court and lead counsel in the appellate court in an action concerning riparian rights case, resulting in a court determination that the client was entitled to the waterfront land adjacent to the property.
  • Served as appellate counsel in the trial court and lead counsel in the appellate court that
  • successfully upheld summary judgment for the client in a professional malpractice claim.

Professional Recognition

  • Board Certified in Appellate Practice, The Florida Bar, June 1, 2014.
  • Best Lawyers Named as a Best Lawyer among Appellate Attorneys in the Tampa Bay
    Area for 2020 and 2021
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers Leader in the Law Award 2019.

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Presenting Speaker, Setting Up Your Daubert Motion: Best Practices for Procedure,
    Preservation, and Ethics, Florida Legal Defense Association, June 2021.
  • Panel Speaker, Azar Wars: An Update on Florida health Science Center, Inc. v. Secretary
    of HHS and Strategies for Protecting Patient Safety Work Product, Florida Society for
    Healthcare Risk Management, May 2020.
  • Presenting Speaker, Millennial Issues: Social Media and Medical Marijuana, Florida
    Society for Healthcare Risk Management, July 2019.
  • Author, The Record on Appeal: What Do You Do When There was No Court Reporter?,
    Florida Bar Journal, November 2010.
  • Co-author, The Appellate Opinion is Out—Now What Do I Do?, Florida Bar Journal,
    May, 2008.

Professional and Civic Activities

  • The Florida Bar: Appellate Practice Section
  • The Hillsborough County Bar: Appellate Practice Section
  • Pinellas County Association of Women Lawyers, currently serving as CLE Director
  • Lighthouse Counseling Services, Inc., board member.
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